Loys Lucha, where flowers bloomed all year round
This luxury Art Deco Loys Lucha light first adorned a room in a fashionable Parisian home.
Its original owner, Madame X, went to the Loys Lucha boutique to choose it in person, before sallying off to Angelina‘s for tea and patisseries.
Visiting the Loys Lucha light showroom around 1930 must have felt like walking under a canopy of flowers – Japanese peonies, English roses and dusky pink hydrangeas – much like the ones Madame X picked for her elegant sitting room.
Flowers bloomed all year round chez Loys Lucha. The company is best known today for its naturalistic blossoms, an echo of the Art Nouveau movement. But even when it catered for Modernist tastes, with geometric motifs and bright chrome, the florals were never far away.
The Loys Lucha Verrerie d’Art (1910-1931) specialised in high-end enamel lighting and lamps. The factory was initially in Nancy, then it relocated to Billancourt, on the outskirts of Paris. The enamel techniques are comparable to the production at Leune, a Paris factory headed by the celebrated glass artist, Auguste Heiligenstein. The colours were gorgeous, vibrant, but never gaudy.
Loys Lucha designed their lights to add a glowing colour accent. They do that and a little bit more; they create an atmosphere all of their own.
You can buy Madame X’s light in my shop, along with other examples of Loys Lucha lights. I’ll be adding more over, so do pop back soon!